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a kidnapping hoax and may farmings and jail time, as well. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec down in san jose where neighbors and police are not too happy about this, i guess, anne, right? >> reporter: obviously not. the big question this morning, why would this mother do this? this community has gone from fear to shock to anger in the past few days. our reporter tracked down this woman yesterday but she refused to answer any questions. on tuesday, police say she told them someone tried to steal her toddler from her arm. in front of their house on dayo court and even helped police make a sketch of that man. it then put the whole neighborhood on alert. police became suspicious when canvassing the area for witnesses and surveillance video. then they got nothing from that search. so they started focusing on the mother after they learned she had a criminal history. they won't give any specks about that. they are not mincing words
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about it lie. >> despicable. you can't say enough about anybody who presents information like this especially when dealing with kids and to think about the lies that she created. >> reporter: so now it is going to be up to the district attorney here in santa clara county to decide whether or not to charge this woman. penalties could be up to 6 months in jail if they do. right now live in san jose, anne makovec, cbs 5. >> thank you. former cyclist lance armstrong is now confirming the suspicions of many that he used performance-enhancing drugs. part of an interview with oprah winfrey aired last night. >> yes or no, did you ever take banned substances to enhance your cycling performance? >> yes. >> yes or no, was one of those banned substances epo? >> yes. >> did you ever blood dope or use blood transfusions to enhance your cycling performance? >> yes. >> armstrong said he did not
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invent the doping and banned substance culture but he didn't stop it, either. >> my cocktails so to speak was only epo but not a lot, transfusions and testosterone, which in a weird way i almost justified because of -- because of my history obviously with testicular cancer. >> armstrong added that he did not feel he was cheating. he said he looked up the definition of cheating and it read, gaining an upper hand on a competitor. he said he didn't feel he was doing that. he was just leveling the playing field. armstrong says he will spend the rest of his life trying to earn back trust but knows some won' forgive him. a wife of a former teammate said she heard armstrong confess to doctors during his cancer treatment that he used performance-enhancing drugs. he says armstrong then questioned her sanity. >> he owed to to me.
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you owed it to me lance and you dropped the ball after what you've done to me, what you've done to my family, and you couldn't own up to it. and now we're supposed to believe you? >> part 2 of the lance armstrong interview will air tonight. 6:04. stanford university is dragged into the bizarre girlfriend saga of notre dame girlfriend saga of te'o. they say the player was drawn in a romance online. they say the woman fooled manti te'o into believing she died of leukemia in september. the so-called girlfriend apparently lied about being a stanford student. >> in the post-game interviews you see all this emotion again in the subsequent follow-up pieces you see all this -- all of the talk of this and in most of those pieces, 99, 95% of them, there's no mention of stanford. >> and this girl by the way is very much alive, lives down in southern california. te'o says he was duped by her and many wonder whether he an
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notre dame made up the hoax to improve his chances of winning the heisman. he came in second and, you know, hopefully he will spill the beans shortly. >> we're talking so much about lyin this morning, let's turn to lawrence for the truth and sanity. >> maybe not the sanity part. [ laughter ] great weather today. we'll have hazy sunshine again. it's going to stick around now today and for the weekend. that's the good news. cold in the valleys still below freezing in some areas inland. may be down to the 20s again if the santa rosa area. 37 degrees still chilly in san jose. almost 50 in san francisco. fairly mild at the coast. but mild is going to be the word to talk about this afternoon. sunshine all the way to the beaches. it will be a little hazy. but beautiful weather in fact these numbers running above the average for this time of year. usually we're in the 50s and
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low 60s. today as much as 6 degrees above average at 63 in santa rosa. should be about 65 degrees in san jose. that's five degrees above normal and 62 degrees in san francisco. i think that weather is going to hold through the weekend. let's check the roads with elizabeth. >> thanks, lawrence. and outside right now, this is our problem spot. it's in san mateo county. if you are traveling southbound 280 right around vista point or a little past highway 92, there's an accident involving several deer. they were maybe doing a traffic break in the area. they are working to clear it now. so southbound 280 may be a little slow once you get past 92 through san mateo county. here's a live look outside. 880 the nimitz. looks great. they should have wrapped up some overnight roadwork in lanes. northbound 880 between 66 and the maze, golden gate bridge never was a problem so far this morning. dumbarton bridge roadwork on eastbound 84 has been picked up now that it's past 6:00. mass transit all on time. and a quick live look at the
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bay bridge, where things look different this morning than at this time yesterday. no metering lights, and the delays are very minimal. so you can see a few backups there in some of the outer cash lanes. that's traffic. back to you guys. >> we love friday. okay, liz, thanks. a 98-year-old santa clara county woman has died in the flu and today state health officials will discuss just how widespread the flu activity is here in california. cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington tells us there is some good news though if you are trying to get your hands on a vaccine and elissa joins us live here in san francisco with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, frank. well, safeway stores across the country are getting 200,000 more doses of the vaccine so that means people can go in during regular business hours and get that shot if they want it. some of the symptoms include a fever and sore throat. so if those are some of the things you're feeling this morning, you might want to stay home. the flu this year is a respiratory viral infection that's spreading fast. it's now all over the state of
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california. health officials are calling this the worst flu season in 10 years. five people in california have already died including a 98- year-old woman from santa clara county. today we'll get a better idea of the impact that the flu has on california when the cdc releases a friday flu report. flu is dangerous for children, pregnant women and eld recall so centers for disease control officials urge people to get a flu shot. >> everyone around an elderly person in the household should be vaccinated so you don't bring something home and potentially infect somebody even if they have been vaccinated. >> reporter: demand is up for vaccinations. safeway just shipped 200,000 more doses through its familiar sis throughout the country. you don't need a prescription. just go inside during normal business hours. the pharmacy here in san francisco opens at 9 a.m. live in san francisco, elissa harrington, cbs 5. >> thank you. a state agency is investigating the ship pilot who was at the helm of an empty oil tanker when it sideswiped
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the bay bridge. the overseas reymar hit the tower closest to yerba buena island on january 7. now the california board of port commissioners could recommend that guy kleess's license be suspended or revoked. the state probe is expected to take 90 days. the "san francisco examiner" reports kleess had three other incidents since 2009 two of which were deemed pilot error. the bay area millionaire murdered in his own mansion may be a victim of the money team. it's a notorious east oakland street gang. the "chronicle" reports ravi kumra was killed not long after a prostitute revealed details about his on length monte sereno home -- opulent monte sereno home to gang members. two of the three killers are believed to have ties to the gang. the man convicted of killing two people at the richmond/san rafael bridge toll plaza is expected to be sentenced today. investigators say nathan burris shot and killed his former
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girlfriend and her friend back in 2009. the jury gave burris the death penalty. today is san jose police chief chris moore's last day on the job. he since expressed frustration at budget cuts that prompted officers to find jobs in other cities. deputy chief larry esquivel is interim chief but doesn't want the job long term. one of chief moore east final actions happened yesterday when he turned down a request by casino m8trix to have gambling facilities on the 8th floor. he followed the variety of size of sjpda's gaming administrator says multilevel gambling could present security problems. dream flights delayed. what u.s. inspectors are doing now to fix the dreamliner's battery problems. >> intense flames tearing through homes in australia. the exhausting battle for firefighters in triple-digit heat. >> and it started out as a joke for two girls to get a puppy. how the clever sisters made their dream come true with the help of facebook.
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is flo. [laughs] yes, i'm that flo. aren't you sweet! licensed phone-ups available 24/7. call 1-800-progressive. killed one man and destroyed several homes. the man's body wa brush fires in australia have killed one man and destroyed several homes. the man's body was found in a burned-out car in a small town east of melbourne. also, several exhausted firefighters collapsed from the heat today with temperatures reaching 104 degrees. the biggest fire has now swelled to about 110,000 acres. at least 5 homes have been destroyed. >> it is summer down there. it is 6:14 now. u.s. safety officials and inspectors from boeing are now in japan to examine that 787 dreamliner. the plane is at the center of a worldwide grounding of the plane. the pilot made an emergency landing wednesday after he
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smelled something burning. japanese officials found it at an inspection that fluid leaked from a battery under the cockpit. expect extra delays at sfo over the weekend as construction crews work to lengthen the runways there. starting tonight, at 10:00 through monday morning at 8 a.m., only one runway will be closed. travelers could see delays up to 45 minutes. this is the second of three runway closures at sfo this month. so if you are flying out, take note. >> no kidding. let's check the roads with elizabeth. how's it looking is it. we are watching this accident sounds like a mess. it's southbound 280 new location approaching woodside road. all lanes are open but it took a while to clear the accident. for a while they detoured accident off the freeway. accident southbound 280 by woodside. we are seeing slowing on our traffic sensors backed up to about farm hill. so just reopened all lanes. traffic is usually light around this time of the morning so we are hoping things dissipate
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quickly as far as delays. back towards the east bay no delay here. we are cruising past the oakland coliseum up towards downtown. golden gate bridge traffic has been moving at the limit since we have been on the air at 4:30 this morning. some of your bridges had some overnight roadwork including the dumbarton bridge. they have often been doing overnight roadwork doing retrofitting work so now all eastbound lanes have been reopened shortly after 6:00. mass transit is all on time. show you a few more live traffic cameras. this is 880 and 66 by oakland airport. southbound looks good and continues to move well towards hayward and the san mateo bridge looks great as well on the right side of your screen westbound 92 towards the high- rise. this is a check of your "timesaver traffic." for more on your weekend, here's lawrence. >> yeah. weekend is upon us and looking good weather-wise. you have a lot of clear skies right now a little hazy outside
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in spots but otherwise, we're looking good as we sail in toward the afternoon. temperatures chilly in spots inland but mild at the coastline. and then this afternoon mild temperatures for everyone. hazy sunshine continuing. it is a "spare the air" day. high pressure continues overhead. that ridge remains in control and will stick around for the weekend so any threat of rain will be well north of the bay area. the temperatures also going to be running above the average for this time of year. now, we have seen some big-time swells along the coastline so a high surf advisory at the beaches. some of the waves building to as much as 20 feet. so stay off the rocks. it could be dangerous. no delays at sfo today coming in or going out. just some hazy sunshine and 59 degrees. around the country 59 sunny in houston, denver cloudy, 55. 45 chicago and chilly but sunny 34 degrees in new york. around the bay today we'll find numbers in the 60s in the south bay mid-60s into san jose,
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about 62 in fremont and 65 degrees in palo alto. 50s and some 60s as you make your way to the east bay. and inside the bay we are enjoying plenty of sunshine, hazy but not bad. next couple of days lots of sunshine for the weekend, then chance of showers makes a return toward the middle of next week but this weekend looking spectacular and enjoy it, you guys. >> i like it. >> thank you. well, facebook hopes to change the way you make phone calls. a free call button has appeared in facebook's messenger app for iphone allowing users to place a call over wi-fi or their cellular data network. facebook had been testing the feature in canada. now it's being expanded to u.s. users. and there's no video feature and no word on when the service will be available on android or on the main facebook site. the president knows all about making deals with his daughters. the prize after his first election a new puppy. >> they got bo and two massachusetts sisters found out it also will work on facebook.
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their dad said they could have a new pet if the photo earned more than 1 million likes on the social network. there they are. 7 hours later, they hit the million like mark. yesterday, they picked up their new dog from a shelter. her name is millie because she is a million vote puppy. smart girls there. >> appropriately named. >> absolutely. >> it's 6:19 right now. more highlights from lance armstrong's confession to doping. why he didn't consider it cheating. >> plus, in the last hour you saw our bet with the anchors in green bay. after the break what atlanta will have to do when the 9ers crush the falcons over the weekend. we'll be right back.
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the third" with the steal and a nifty 360 slam. the number nes beat play of the day from the world of college basketball. michigan's glen robinson iie with the steal takes it the other way and goes upstairs a
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little 360 and boom. nice with the slam. they beat minnesota on the jam 83-75. >> fancy shot. last hour we showed you the cbs anchors in green bay who paid up for losing the bet sing i left my heart in san francisco by tony bennett. they were great. now we are throwing our challenge down to our sister station in atlanta. we made a wager with them yesterday. >> good morning, everyone. the atlanta falcons are having one of the best seasons they have ever had. they are going to be playing the san francisco 49ers for a chance to go to the super bowl. >> yes. and i know we're going to get there and you know what? the folks out in san francisco, they are betting that their team can beat the falcons. i don't think they have a chance. we are all geared up, guys. what do you have to offer? >> i have my only personalized jersey from the atlanta falcons with my name on the back. >> did you get that off ebay?
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>> it is worth a lot of money. we're going to wager, we want you guys to kaepernick with we're going to send you some falcons gear when the falcons within and we need to kaepernick and show your best atlanta falcons spirit, all right? >> in my jersey, by the way, frank. >> in m jersey. >> the 49ers are going to win. we have already beaten up the green bay cbs team and we're going to do it again with you folks because kaepernicking is on our mind, too. >> we are going to have you kaepernick do your best kaepernicking and take a picture and post that picture on your facebook page. it has to staying on your personal page by the number of points the 49ers beat the falcons per day. and we throw this out for your viewers so they get in on this. you also have to hold a bowl of peaches and sing i left my
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heart in san francisco for your viewers. >> wait a minute. >> it's not our fault. we wish you the best. should be a good game on sunday, guys. >> is a little smack talking. >> ebay. they weren't very creative. >> i know how to smack talk. >> you do. they are going to lose. 6:25. manti te'o's fake girlfriend supposedly went to stanford. we asked the head of the student paper how they never caught on. >> flu fears growing in. california where the bay area has seen its first flu-related -- and who just a got a shipment of vaccine. >> it was the lie heard around the bay. and an alleged kidnapper on the loose. well, police have talked this woman out of her story. we tracked her down. the story next.
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can you explain what happened? >> a san jose mom comes clean. her child kidnapping story was all a big hoax. >> she said that a man came to her home here in the front yard, grabbed her daughter by the ankles. >> despicable. to think about the lies that she created. >> the whole thing was fake. >> are you serious? >> today we'll find out just how bad the flu virus has been in california. >> an elderly woman died from the flu. she lives in santa clara county. >> the u.s. moves in to rescue americans in a hostage crisis in algeria. >> some american hostages got away but others are unaccounted for. >> yes or no, did you ever take banned substances to enhance your cycling performance? >> yes. >> lance armstrong tells the
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truth after years of denial. >> i have used this situation as one big lie. >> a notre dame football star's girlfriend hoax puts stanford in the spotlight. >> i think she said something like i love you. >> from across the cross. >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald -- from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "eyewitness news this morning." >> and a 360! >> >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. good morning, it's friday, january 18. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it is 6:30 now on this friday. and we have more now on that developing hostage crisis in algeria. the al qaeda-connected militants reportedly want to swap two americans in exchange for jailed terror suspects. that's according to a news site in the making country of moritania. that's not confirmed. the defense secretary leon panetta says we are working with the british and other governments to end the hostage crisis. the "associated press" reports
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at least 6 people are dead after algeria conducted a military raid to rescue the hostages. some of the hostages to hide it out are praising the algerian army. >> everything is okay and thanks to algerian army they are taking good care of us and we were lucky that we are still alive and everything is good. >> one of the freed hostages said he was in a room with 260 people. at this point about 60 people remain unaccounted for. back here at home a mother in san jose admits to lying about an attempt to kidnap her own daughter and now police and neighbors are angry about the hoax. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec is in san jose with some reaction. >> reporter: very angry. and a lot of people questioning why this woman would do this. police say she cracked under their questioning after about 10 minutes and came clean about her story about her child's abduction -- attempted
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abduction. >> can you explain what happened? >> reporter: that is the mother refusing to answer our reporter's questions last night. the woman originally claimed a man tried to grab her daughter a toddler from her arms in her front quart on dayo court in san jose and now investigators say the whole thing is a lie. >> there's a lot of anger again with the amount of resources not only for our detective who are out there trying to solve legitimate crimes. >> i was angry when i heard it was a lie because i thought, wow, she put us you there a lot of anxiety. >> reporter: police say the mother does have a criminal record which is why they started to focus on her during the ordeal when they didn't find any other real evidence of an abduction. lying to police is a misdemeanor and she could face six months in jail or a $1,000 fine. that is going to be up to the santa clara county district attorney to decide whether she
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will face those charges. live in san jose, anne makovec, cbs 5. a former cyclist, lance armstrong is now admitting that he used performance-enhancing drugs. part of his interview with oprah winfrey aired last night. >> yes or no, did you ever take banned substances to enhance your cycling performance? >> yes. >> yes or no, was one of those banned substances epo? >> yes. >> did you ever blood dope or use blood transfusions to enhance your cycling performance? >> yes. >> pretty straightforward there. armstrong said he did not invent the doping and band substance culture but he didn't stop it either. he said he did not feel he was cheating taking transfusions and testosterone after recovering from testicular cancer. >> i didn't view it that way:i viewed it as a level playing field. >> he said he looked up the definition of cheating and it
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read gaining an upper hand on a competitor. he said he didn't feel he was doing that. the second part of the interview airs tonight. the drama continues for notre dame all american linebacker manti te'o. the story continues. and now stanford university has been dragged into his girlfriend's saga, as well. this week, te'o and notre dame officials say the player was drawn into a romance online. they say the woman fooled him into believing she died of leukemia back in september. the so-called girlfriend apparently lied about being a stanford student. >> the student newspaper has its finger on the pulse of the student community. i would have seep all sorts of stuff on facebook. i have all these mutual friends, a lot of my friend are football players. >> well, the girl by the way is very much alive. she lives in southern california. te'o now claims he was duped bier will. many are wondering whether he and notre dame made up the hoax to am prove his chances of winning the heisman by getting the sympathy vote. didn't work. he came in second. but maybe we'll hear from him.
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he habit come forward yet. >> we'll see what happens. 6:35. let's get another check on weather. the big word today, weekend. >> friday. >> weekend, yes. and the weather is going to work out great i think. last couple of days been very nice around the bay area today. looking like another good one outside. temperatures maybe even a little warmer but we are starting out with cold spots early on. 27 degrees right now in santa rosa. 33 just above freezing in livermore. and 37 degrees in san jose. mild toward the coast though. upper 40s, almost 50s into san francisco. hazy sunshine to the beach today temperatures well above average for this time of year. 66 degrees in cupertino. 65 in san jose this afternoon. and 64 in santa clara. east bay should see numbers sneaking into the 50s and even 60s outside in the latter part of the day and inside the bay beautiful weather, 62 into san francisco. about 63 in oakland. we'll have more on that weekend forecast coming up. let's check the roads with elizabeth. >> we'll go right out towards
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the bay bridge. yesterday was the worst bay bridge commute of the week. this so far is shaping up to at least be possibly one of the best. look at this. the metering lights are on for at least 15 minutes but the delays are minimal for this time of the morning only stacked up in some of the middle lanes to the end. parking lot but they are growing closer towards the first overcrossing. elsewhere to the maps. better news now all lanes open once again southbound 280. this was was south of 92. the accident involves several deer so they had to divert traffic but all lanes are open. still sluggish according to our traffic sensors through san mateo bridge. up and down the guadalupe parkway, 280, 101, it is a "spare the air" day so if you want to use mass transit, so far everything is on time. that's traffic. back to you guys. >> thank you. it has already been a nasty flu season. just how bad is it here in
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california? we'll find out later today from health officials. a 98-year-old santa clara county woman is the first person to die from the virus in the golden state. cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington joins us now with more on that and where you need to go for a flu shot. elissa. >> reporter: good morning, michelle. that's right. that 98-year-old woman was from santa clara county and she died earlier this month from the flu and pneumonia. this marks the first bay area death from the flu this season. four other people in the state have also died one of them in sacramento. another in the central valley and two in southern california. officials with the centers for disease control say this is the worst flu season in 10 years. it's now widespread throughout california. and it came early. it usually doesn't peak until february or march. health officials are urging people to wash their hands, cover their coughs and get a flu shot. >> they really should see their physicians. there are other things that they can do. there are antiviral drugs such as tamiflu that can be used to
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help treat those people that have been exposed or who are at higher risk for complications of flu. >> reporter: getting the vaccine is the best way to avoid getting sick. it has a 62% level of effectiveness. some pharmacies are scrambling to stay stocked. safeway just got 200,000 more doses. these are safeways throughout the whole country. so you can come in here during regular business hours no appointment no prescription. and the safeway on king street in san francisco opens at 9 a.m. live in san francisco, elissa harrington, cbs 5. of the san francisco giants' pablo sandoval is in a venezuelan hospital being treated for abdominal pain. a twitter posting by his brother michael says the third baseman was diagnosed with colitis but is expected to be okay. sandoval has been playing winter ball in the venezuelan league. a janitor suspected in a deadly case of vigilante justice is due in a san jose
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courtroom today. luis ricardo hernandez is accused of shooting and killing a suspected burglar at the apartment building where he works. it happened new year's eve on lewis road. his attorney says hernandez took action because he believed the victim was behind a series of auto burglaries there and was frustrated with the lack of police response. well, imagine if you stumbled upon a burglary happening in broad daylight, what would you do? ford frazier of the redwood heights section of oakland says he was nearly shot by those burglars when he tried to call for help. tuesday afternoon he saw three men across the street in his neighborhood trying to break in a neighbor's home. he called thine 101 and waited on hold as the men tried but failed to get inside that home. >> i'm standing here on the phone, and they're coming across the street there getting in the car. and the guy to be a shot at me look this and the bullet just is right in the wall over there, you see that black mark. >> the burglars got away. frazier says he was on hold for
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10 minutes or so. oakland police tell us short staffing for police and dispatchers means the call, may not get through to an operator right away. wow. time now 6:40. kaepernick coffee. what ingredients would you use to honor the hometown hero? >> plus it may be the best cover letter. one california student's brutal honesty landed him a great gig. >> the market opened about 10 minutes ago. let's check the early numbers here. oh, so far not looking today goo. coming up we'll get an update from kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks.
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walk around at 3:00 yesterday afternoon it was like spring. >> didn't that feel good? >> wonderful. >> nice to have that sunshine. it's typical we get a break in the storms during the middle of
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winter and that's what we're going through right now. it's going to stick around for the weekend. today no exception. a lot of sunshine coming our way an gorgeous weather, too. still the waves are building along the coastline. how about that? cowabunga! get out on the waves! looking good today. huge swells at the coast but be careful, high surf advisory along the coast but perfect weather is expected for the mavericks contest and big time waves to 20 feet or more along the coast. we'll find chilly temperatures early on today in some of the valleys but mild at the coast. mild for everyone by the afternoon with hazy sunshine. it is a "spare the air" day. this huge ridge of high pressure continuing overhead today. and right through the weekend too. so any threat of rain going to follow that generally and that's moving well to the north of the bay area. so going to kept these temperatures above average for this type of -- going to keep these temperatures above
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average for this time of year, spring-like. around the bay 60s across the board here. so we are looking at great weather into the afternoon with hazy sunshine. and it looks like the next couple of days no exception. lots of sunshine for the weekend. continuing into monday. looks like by tuesday a few clouds roll into the bay area slight chance of showers on wednesday. by the way, monday martin luther king day the weather looking nice, lots of sunshine and bright conditions, elizabeth. >> three-day weekend for some folks. thank you, lawrence. we are getting word of a new problem and traffic is beginning to stack up through the castro valley y. it's because of the stalled big rig and it is blocking one lane northbound 238 right on the approach to interstate 880. it's a bad spot for a stalled out big rig so you know it if you commute every day. it's slow on 238 and once again it's starting to back up on 580 as well three the castro valley y area. we'll continue to update you. in the meantime, our kcbs car is rolling this morning. this is mobile5. we have alan brooks behind the wheel. he is traveling southbound 680
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heading into walnut creek where he says the drive is off to a great start. smooth through the san ramon valley. westbound 580 a little sluggish right now up to 22 minutes from the altamont pass out towards the dublin interchange through livermore. that's where we are starting to see a few brake lights. coming up we'll get a last check of the bay bridge toll plaza. in the meantime, back to you guys. intel reports a sharp drop in its 4th quarter earnings and as expected investors are not liking it. >> they are not liking it at all. let's chat about it. kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks joins us now on a friday. >> reporter: good morning. intel has all sorts of concerns out there for investors. they did top expectations even though revenue was down 3% to $13.5 billion. profits fell 27% to less than $2.5 billion. the key for intel is getting its chips into smartphones and tablets an area in which it's struggled. it saw a serious weakness in its pc sales last year.
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server side did well. but a lot of investors are concerned that intel will struggle to quickly turn and and get those chips into tablets and smartphones. as a result, its stock is falling off this morning. it's down now by 6.5%. that's a big weight on the blue chips this morning. also saw a big drop-off in 2012 in venture capital funding. according to pricewaterhousecoopers, funding was down to $26.5 million. a number of deals down by 6%. facebook's ipo didn't go well and a number of other companies also struggled so that fell back. also vp funding really falling back in biotech and clean tech firms. they will struggle this year. stocks off to a modest start after a strong day yesterday. dow is up by 2 points. nasdaq though is down by 6. s&p is moving lower by 1 point back
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to you. >> thank you. kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks. it is 6:48. they say honesty is the best policy. and it just paid off for a college kid from placer county whose candid cover letter landed him a good gig on wall street. in it, matt ross tells a small investment banking firm he has no special skills but also has no qualms about fetching coffee shining shoes or picking up laundry and will work for next to nothing. the san diego state student from auburn goes to manhattan this summer for an internship and has his foot in the door. the bay area is rallying around the 49ers this weekend. we are just one game away from the super bowl and we turn to cbs 5 political insider phil matier with former mayor willie brown and police chief greg suhr. good morning, guys. >> hey, good morning, michelle. >> so i have to ask you, okay, so now that i'm fairly new to town. i have been here just less than a year. is san francisco really -- >> from denver. >> from denver which is a big football town. >> the broncos. >> yes. [ laughter ]
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>> so is san francisco really a football town? >> that's the question. is san francisco a football town? she comes from denver. everybody is out in denver gear when they are in the play-offs. san francisco, is it here? >> back up for a second. you don't have anything else to do in denver. >> hey now. >> the nude protest. no nude protest in denver. they would freeze! [ laughter ] >> come on. >> a quest for six super bowls. denver doesn't have five super bowls. >> but seriously, out on the streets if it's the giants playing, everybody is in orange and black. all right. everybody around the town. are you seeing that now with the 49ers? come on. >> all my friends. everybody is in red and orange. i mean red and gold. >> where are the pep rallies? >> where are the pep rallies? where the union square -- >> wait a second. san francisco is far too sophisticated for any of that. >> but mayor -- >> we express ourselves in a different way. >> can i chime in?
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>> we really do. believe me. we are a football town. we have always been a football town. we are still a football town. >> may i disagree. i disagree because i spent 25 years in boston, a very sophisticated town, and they go bonkers over the patriots! i'll guarantee you, it's like a holiday out there. >> you guys don't understand. you don't appreciate the fact that you don't have to display your enthusiasm in the manner in which you say. i'm wearing red. am i know the a 49er? what are you talking about? >> michelle, michelle, take a look at what the chief has on. >> i can't see it. >> i had this pin on last week. and this will stay on until we win the super bowl. >> that's good. mayor, i have to tell you, i'm wearing red, too. so how can we express pride in what the 49ers are doing right now? >> check my stocks. [ laughter ] -- check my socks. >> there you go. >> so wear red socks. okay. >> i will tell you one of the
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reasons why you don't see it as much michelle is that san francisco and the bay area actually -- remember, we have two football teams here. we have the 49ers and the raiders and if you want to see fans that are dedicated and always wearing the colors, you go to the east bay and the raiders. i mean, they are their cars, tatoos, their husbands, they have their wives, they are all silver and black. >> yeah. and as the police chief i would just as soon see the raiders go to the east bay. stay over there. we like the team but not the fans. >> i think the weather has something to do with it. >> are you ready for the post- game sunday? >> but again, we're a class town so we want everybody to be really classy when the 9ers win on sunday and give them a big town to come back to that's not all banged up. >> you guys are white wine and brie cheese. >> we don't do that stuff. if you want to see us express ourselves, you show up at any bar right after the game. and you will see who we really are. >> if i show up at the bar after the game, and i do, i think i'm going to take him
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along with me this time. >> fair enough. [ laughter ] >> all right, guys. we have to wrap you up. enjoy the game, phil matier, mayor brown, chief suhr, good luck this weekend. and we'll see you next week, guys. >> go, 9ers people in the bay area are very excited about the 49ers. >> but if the city of turlock, which just happens to be colin kaepernick's hometown, people are beyond excited there. stores throughout the city are dedicating items to the 49ers and you can check out kaepernick's own special cup of coffee. it's red velvet powder mixed with black tiger espresso with whipped cream and caramel drizzle on top. the owner of the shop says black tiger espresso is strong like our fearless quarterback. go get 'em. we want to see your 49er fan photos and all your videos. email them to cbssf.com and post them on our facebook page. we may share them next week on the show. there are a few changes for the obama administration as it
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approaches its second term including this. >> this is the new official photo of the president. it was taken in the oval office in early december. most of the inauguration ceremonies will take place monday in washington, d.c. you can see live coverage right here on cbs 5. first lady michelle obama has a new do for the inaugural festivities. take a look. she showed it off yesterday on her 49th birthday and, of course, all the gossip websites are abuzz about this. you can see bangs are there. an example, yahoo uk praised the look but said, quote, is it the work of her long-standing hairdresser or dare we say it an impressive set of clippions? okay. >> wow. >> what do you think? >> it looks good. i like the bangs. >> does. 49, looking good. 6:53. coming up a final check of traffic and weather and all your top stories. >> we'll be right back.
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welcome back. a check of your top stories now on a friday. about 64 hostages are unaccounted for as the drama drags on in algeria. the captors may want to trade two americans for terror figures jailed in the united states. estimates vary regard, the number of hostages and captors killed during an algerian military raid intended to free all the hostages. the captors are militants related to al qaeda upset about france's military action against islamic militants in neighboring mali. a san jose mother is admitting that she lied to police about an attempted kidnapping. she claimed that the man tried to take her 3-year-old daughter from her arms on her front lawn but investigators say the mother admitted to making it all up after just 10 minutes of questioning. police say the mother does have a criminal record and now she could face some new charges. and a 98-year-old santa clara county woman has died
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from the flu. she is the first person to die from the virus here in the bay area. meanwhile, pleasanton-based safeway has shipped an additional 200,000 doses of the flu vaccines to all its pharmacies here in the u.s. >> let's get a last check of traffic and weather. >> a little cold in spots around the bay area this morning. mostly in the valleys again freezing 27 degrees in santa rosa, 32 livermore, 49 and mild into san francisco. beef 60s toward the afternoon the with plenty of hazy sunshine and the weekend looking good too. plenty of sunshine and dry maybe some showers by wednesday. >> all right. we'll enjoy the weekend. looking good. thank you, lawrence. outside not looking as good at the bay bridge toll plaza. the metering lights are on. unfortunately, our light traffic conditions disappeared because we had an accident on the incline section. it was quickly cleared to the right-hand shoulder. but now you are backed up to at least 880 for a 15-minute wait. to our maps now we are also watching another problem spot northbound 238 approaching 880 a stalled out big rig causing a
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big traffic jam through the castro valley y. we are seeing slowdowns on our sensors and a kekua of quick check of highway 4. victory is sweet. isn't it? we want to leave you with one more listen to the green bay anchors making good on our bet. here's a cheesehead's version of "i left my heart in san francisco. enjoy." ♪ i left my heart in san francisco ♪ [ singing badly off key ] high up on a hill it calls to me ♪ to be where little cable cars climb halfway to the stars ♪ the morning fog may chill the air, i don't care ♪ ♪
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good morning, our viewers in the west, it is friday january 18th 2013. welcome to "cbs this morning." lance armstrong tells oprah he did not think doping was cheating. and what he left out of his confession. chaos and bloodshed in the sahara desert. hostages are evacuated from north africa. we'll have the latest on the americans. the manti te'o hoax gets more confusing. we're at notre dame this morning. and we'll ask james brown if his future is in jeopardy. we begin with a look at today's eye-opener. your world in 90 seconds. >> in all seven of your tour de france victories, did you ever take banned substances? >> yes. >> confesses to a career of doping and deceit. >> it's just this mythic, perfect story. and it wasn't true. >> did it feel wrong?